If you’ve got a story that addresses a social issue in Sri Lanka – we want to hear from you! As a contributor for iVoice, you will inspire others in your community and bring awareness to issues relating to youth, women, the elderly, and the population at large. iVoice is always looking for new contributors to expand our community!

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14-Feb-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

Below is a cartoon submitted by Ravindu Dananjith at the 'ivoice' cartoon workshop 2017. With more reliability on Social Media today, people, especially teenagers spend more time on social media which eats up…

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08-Feb-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

Sri Lanka Development Journalist Forum (SDJF) intends to organize the second NYS 2018, under its ‘Sri Lanka Forum Theatre Program’(SLFTP); a youth-led peace-building initiative, to provide a platform for a national dialogue, in order to reflect on the role of the youth in achieving sustainable peace and development in Sri…

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07-Feb-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

The Human - Elephant conflict has become one of the debatable topics in Sri Lanka. Known as the 'blood ivory' trade worldwide, Sri Lanka has also become a part of poaching. An article addressing this conflict, stated that over 200 elephants were killed in Sri Lanka in 2009. Below is…

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05-Feb-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

We often hear about successful women, but not about the women who work hard to earn their living. Today, women are into every field from high-profile jobs to roadside vendors to lorry drivers. The list is much bigger. Isn’t it fascinating to see women striving hard and being independent at the…

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01-Feb-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

Suicides have become a trend in Sri Lanka, so as taking selfies.People update sucide selfies on social media while commiting sucides just to gain popularity.   Here is a cartoon submitted by Ashee Gunawardena at the  'iVoice' cartoon warkshop 2017 describing 'Sucide selfies'.   

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24-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

Regardless of their age, women are strong enough to face the world.  Once decided, they will not give up easily. Here are some of the photos submitted by Kowatsan under the topic 'Rural Women in Unconventional Settings' for the Big Picture - Photography Competition 2017.

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12-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

In Sri Lanka one person out of every ten persons is a victim of the kidney disease. Kidney disease has become one of the major issues in Wilgamuva in the Matale district where the principal livelihood is agriculture. More than about thirty-five thousand people belonging to…

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22-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

  Sainthamaruthu (Ampara District) is one of a dense city in Sri Lanka. According to a research conducted by the Eastern University of…

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22-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

Independent women are successful in any field they choose. They are determined, fearless, brave and strong enough to face the world on their own. Here are some of the photos submitted by W.A Miroshan.S.Wikkramaarachchi under the topic 'Rural Women in Unconventional…

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17-Jan-2018 Dhaneshi

Depressed people feel alone and isolated. Their own thoughts lead to their own failure. The black entity behind the girl is her depression. And it is speaking to her on various things, driving her insane. This may be a physical form of depression. …

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09-Jan-2018 Rajendra Wijesinghe

(The contributor, Rajendra Wijesinghe is the first citizen of Sri Lanka who obtained information from government through the provisions of the Right To Information Act) This is to share how I feel on Right to Information (RTI) of being…

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11-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

The fishing industry is the main livelihood of the majority of people who are living in the Southern coastal line in Sri Lanka. Approximately 1500 fishermen are engaged in occupations associated with the fishing harbor in Tangalle. The video ‘Small Scale Fishing…

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12-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

Curd is a popular dessert from the ancient period. Despite age differences, many people like to eat coagulated curd as it contains a lot of nutrients. People living in areas like Hambantota and Ambalantota in the in Southern Province are engaged in cattle husbandry and milk…

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11-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

The special education system was formally introduced in Sri Lanka on the first day of November in the year 1912. The Rathmalana School for the Deaf and Blind was the first school started with the one blind and three deaf students. Today, 25 schools have been established…

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11-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

Statistics and data suggest Sri Lanka is one among the countries that uses Agrochemicals heavily. Glyphosate was initially introduced as a material which can remove components that are formed due to the brackishness in…

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11-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

Kandy city in Sri Lanka is known for its tourist attractions and religious monuments. What is unknown to many is that 10 per cent of the population in Kandy are Differently abled people. They face a lot of struggles in their day to day life as the…

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12-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

According to the Epidemiology Unit, in November 2017 there were 172,989 patients, who are suspected to have the dengue disease. Out of which approximately 42 percent of those dengue patients…

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12-Jan-2018 Dhaneshi- Ivoice Team

  Illegal poaching : losing the gentle giant As a result of this unending poaching that happened in the recent past, Sri Lanka lost many such gentle…

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08-Jan-2018 Dhaneshi- Ivoice Team

Usage of new media and its association to social destruction. A cartoon creation of MInoli Hansika at the 'iVoice' cartoon workshop 2017.    …

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    Today it is more of social media knowledge than real wisdom. A cartoon created by S.A.M. Rilwan from Anuradhapura at the 'iVoice' cartoon workshop 2017.     …

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03-Jan-2018 Dhaneshi- Ivoice Team

The society, with more concern on social and cultural ethics never understands hate crimes associated.      Created by Ashen Goonewardena at the iVoice cartoon workshop…

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22-Dec-2017 Dhaneshi- Ivoice Team

          Adverse effects of foreign aids and concepts imported by a Government is all what we harvest?  Created by Imasha Perera at the iVoice cartoon workshop 2017.

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08-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

Bringing a novel experience to a group of young men and women, the Sri Lanka Development Journalist Forum (SDJF), recently organised a cartoon workshop in Colombo. Fifteen youths were selected for the workshop from the SDJF youth network and following an open call for applications. The cartoon workshop was held…

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05-Jan-2018 Sinduri Sappanipillai- Ivoice Team

A lot of women work as roadside vendors to support earn their daily income. Many organizations in Sri Lanka work towards assisting and guiding women for a better living and towards women empowerment.  Here are some of the photo’s submitted by Gagan Karunachandra under the topic 'Rural…